According to law, you should be able to use your own router to connect to the internet in #Germany. But @mxmehl and Lucas experienced soft and hard barriers against #RouterFreedom.

Read their story and how you can defend yourself: fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202003

Immer wieder habe ich mit jungen Erwachsenen zu tun, die bemerken, dass sie ihr gesamtes digitales Leben ohne kritische Begleitung verbracht haben und sich jetzt erst klar werden, über wie viele wichtige Fragen sie nie nachgedacht haben. Digitale Bildung findet kaum statt.

. @kde and @Ubports developers met at KDAB office in Berlin last month for #PlasmaMobile sprint

Shell Design improvements, New icons, performance improvements and various new features and applications

Read report from sprint at : plasma-mobile.org/2020/03/09/P

Descriptions about how the trail is run, are depressing: In the "separate hearing on allowing Assange out of the armoured box to sit with his legal team, I witnessed directly that Baraitser’s ruling against Assange was brought by her into court BEFORE she heard defence counsel" craigmurray.org.uk/archives/20 Murray thinks that »the [..] confinement of Assange [..] which has no rational basis at all, is a deliberate attempt to drive Julian to suicide."«Are there other journalists covering this?

GCompris, the FLOSS educational software for infants and primary students, is now free for all platforms, including Windows and Android.

timotheegiet.com/blog/floss/gc

To make sure GCompris continues to be developed, maintainer Timothée Giet has opened a Patreon account and is asking sponsors to help with donations through that.

patreon.com/animtim

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency () wants 23k€ from a non-profit that wanted to know about names, types and flags of ships in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of three months in 2017. So the can see if Frontex actually planned to rescue people. The NGO sued Frontex and lost, but a 23k€ bill is heavy and unusual for this kind of request - at least in Germany. There is a petition
fragdenstaat.de/en/action/fron

Prominent German figures are calling for WikiLeaks founder Julian #Assange to be released from prison in the UK.

Gabriel [former DE foreign minister] is now convinced that Assange is being held for political reasons. Former DE Interior Minister G.Baum, who is old enough to have experienced Germany's Nazi period first-hand, even went so far as to argue that steps taken against Assange's amounted to a criminalization of press freedom.

dw.com/en/opinion-i-am-julian-

#FreeAssange #DontExtraditeAssange

Using dosbox.com it was possible to help two tiny business owners who were stuck with ancient but still working software. In one case dosbox made it possible to continue running the legacy system on a new operating system. In the other case the build-in machine debugger allowed to disable a misguided year 2020 check. It feels good to be able to help others if the original software constructors are long gone. Please support @fsfe

Hallo, wir haben einen Artikel darüber geschrieben wer wir sind und was wir machen. Eignet sich hier gut als Vorstellung für unsere erste Nachricht auf mastodon. gnupg.com/blog.html

Interesting for teaching, hope they get I18n and German. Snek is ligther than CircuitPython "Snekboard is an open hardware development board that’s designed to let you hook up to LEGO Power Functions* motors and switches so you can build robots out of LEGO and control them with CircuitPython or the simpler Snek programming language."
crowdsupply.com/keith-packard/

If you want to support political activism for Free Software in Europe, please consider donating to the FSFE my.fsfe.org/donate @fsfe @fsfe

Gut, dass folgende Kritik an der Partei "Die Grünen" so in der TAZ steht. Kernpunkte (Zitat):

1. Die Partei, die gern mutig tut, hat manchmal große Angst.

2. Auch Robert Habeck und Annalena Baerbock, die ChefInnen, denen alles zu gelingen scheint, machen Fehler.

3.: Das Prinzip Habecks und Baer­bocks, manche Themen diffus in der Schwebe zu halten, um keine Wählerin und keinen Wähler zu vergraulen, stößt an Grenzen.

taz.de/Homoeopathie-Debatte-be

Wer Verschlusssachen mailen möchte, braucht extra Schutz. Das bietet mit auf Windows und KMail auf GNU/Linux. Möglich auch mit OpenPGP und ohne Smartcard. Laut Freigabeempfehlung des deutschen BSIs. Siehe Pressemitteilung von GnuPG.com gnupg.com/blog.html

Im Oktober 2019 hat die Intevation ihr 20-jähriges Bestehen gefeiert.

Wir bedanken uns bei allen Kunden, Partnern und Mitarbeitenden, die bis heute die Vision mittragen und sich in den 20 Jahren dafür eingesetzt haben. Auf in das nächste Jahrzehnt!

intevation.de/news.de.html#20_

Am 14. Januar (also in einer Woche) läuft der Support für Windows 7 aus. Zeit auf ein System zu wechseln, dass den Wert der Privatsphäre noch zu schätzen weiß. In der Empfehlungsecke findet ihr Anregungen.

kuketz-blog.de/empfehlungsecke

version 3.1.11 can be downloaded. Recommended for user of the Outlook Add-in GpgOL, because of a handful of improvements. A must-have for people handling many public keys is the new tagging feature (as part of a pubkey "certification"). It helps grouping and sorting many pubkeys. Also has the current version (2.2.19) and its improvements.

Microsoft und Co. an Schulen? Das geht gar nicht. Warum erklärt der nachfolgende Kommentar. Leitet ihn bitte an Eltern, Schüler, Lehrer, Entscheidungsträger etc. weiter - es gilt die digitale Mündigkeit zu bewahren. 🧙‍♂️

Nutzt E-Mail, Messenger, das Fediverse etc. zur Verbreitung.

Vielen Dank! ❤️

kuketz-blog.de/kommentar-micro

Some taxes on fuel for airplanes ( kerosin)? Makes sense to me. Good for the climate and the environment, so signing endingaviationfueltaxexemption just took 2 minutes.

Man, I love open-source. You'd never read something like that in a commercial game engine's manual:
docs.godotengine.org/en/3.1/tu
I rarely play games but when I do, I don't for an experience. Like a good book or film.
PS: I made a simple 3D platformer game yesterday with Godot from scratch. It's gonna be a gift for a loved one. So hushhh!
#Godot #GameDev #GodotEngine

v2.2.19 fixes a small regression over 2.2.18. Still two small real world uses case solutions sneaked in. They show why it is a lot of work to create a crypto solution that works well in the wild: You need to fully understand first how other people run their software. dev.gnupg.org/T4768 lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup

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